Villages have spent years replanting mangroves along the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Now their work will go much faster, with some help from above. For the past five years, a group of villagers in the
Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. The so-called "cyborg" bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical
Citibank recently disseminated a predictive research paper in its “Technology at Work” series, wherein a number of experts lay out the future of human employment. The co-director for the Oxford Martin
The 'Godfather of AI' on making machines clever and whether robots really will learn to kill us all?
Today, the Telegraph begins a three-part series reporting from Toronto’s booming Artificial Intelligence sector where new technologies are being pioneered that will permanently change all of our lives
Drones. Shared refrigerators. Hydroponic garages. And never setting foot in a grocery store again. Since Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, consumers have been left wondering what that partnership
The company is teaching gliders how to stay aloft without propulsion–and its research could inform a new generation of autonomous vehicles. Hawks rule the skies with a heavenly laziness. Simply by tilting
We see the future in terms of technology, but if you actually want to do a better job guessing what will happen, it’s better to look at social, cultural, and environmental inputs. Editor’s Note This post
Applying new technology is innovative, but the successful employ of old technology is ingenious. Recently I devoured an online article that I loved, totally, at Wired.com. Applying new technology is innovative,
In virtual reality, the more realistic the digital world, the greater the demand for fidelity. The greater demand for fidelity, the greater the demand for bandwidth. Nothing is more demanding than cinematic
Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is in the people business. Technically, it’s an AI startup, but what it really does is figure out what people want. At first glance they’ve simply found a better way to do focus-groups,
The increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is steadily shifting the paradigm of medical research and treatment, providing researchers real-time access to every white paper and clinical
Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence
Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine. “I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing
Long car is long. Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach
Finnish scientists have built a bioreactor that will be able to create cheap nutrients almost anywhere on Earth. In a lab in Finland, inside tiny lab equipment roughly the size of coffee cups, researchers
TransLoc is helping cities see if a rethinking of their transit systems can make them more efficient while staying equitable–especially transit for the disabled and seniors. If you’re commuting home in
In an intriguing article in this month’s The Atlantic, Harvard Business School Professor Mihir Desai suggests that Apple and Google represent “two potential roads for capitalism’s future.” The article,
The iPhone’s success has been nothing short of spectacular. With more than 1 billion units sold as of June 2016, rival consumer electronics companies can only dream of building a product that popular.
A company called Token is launching its first product today: the Token Ring. It’s a fingerprint-sensing ring that’s designed to unlock and authenticate everything, including your car, house, and computer.